MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Trans-Baikal Territory, control exercises began with the crews of the army aviation of the air unit of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Eastern Military District (VVO) to prepare flight personnel for delivery to the qualification category.
During the control event, the pilots’ skill in controlling the Mi-8 AMTSh transport and combat helicopters and the Mi-24 attack helicopters will be tested while performing flight training exercises. At the same time, the tasks of the servicemen will have to be performed both in the daytime and at night, in various weather conditions. Some of the exercises will be performed by pilots at extremely low altitudes in radio silence mode.
In addition, a special commission will test the skills of the crews in evacuating conditionally injured people from hard-to-reach places, as well as landing on limited sites.
More than 20 pilots take part in the training, up to 10 helicopters of the Air Defense Forces are involved.
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